• 2020 Business and Financial Report

    SIFEM Financial and Business Report 2020 published

  • Impact Report 2020 Edition

    Impact Report 2020 – "SIFEM – Investing in Sustainable Development"

  • 4i Capital - case study

    SIFEM’s investments in Ukraine – 4i Capital Partners case study

Our mission

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets is the development finance institution of the Swiss Confederation. SIFEM promotes long-term, sustainable and broad-based economic growth in developing and emerging countries by providing financial support to commercially viable small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) as well as fast-growing enterprises which in turn helps to create secure and permanent jobs and reduce poverty.

Active portfolio of more than 500 companies (funds, financial institutions and their investments) 

Promotion and creation of more than 870,000 jobs in collaboration with partners (since 2005)


A total of approx. USD 1.059 billion has been invested in 140 investments to date.

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SIFEM played its counter-cyclical role in 2020 – and Dr Dominique Biedermann elected as new SIFEM Board member

In 2020, the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) committed a total of USD 85.6 million to ten new investments and concluded the year…


SIFEM commits USD 10 million to Uhuru Growth Fund I to support SMEs in West Africa

The Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) has become the first investor to commit to Uhuru Growth Fund I. SIFEM’s USD 10 million will…


Managing Road Safety in Emerging Markets – Good Practice Note

Travelling on roads supports economic and social development all over the world. Yet every year, vehicles are involved in crashes that cause millions…


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